Project Description

Mental Health

According to a 2018 status report from Missouri Department of Mental Health, an estimated 828,00 adults in Missouri experienced and/or struggled with mental illness in the past year.  This number included 127,000 young adults and 702,000 adults over the age of 25.

In an online nationwide report from Mental Health America in 2018, it states that a little over 18% of adults in America struggle with mental health problems annually and almost 12% of youth have suffered a major depressive episode in the past year.  34-53% of people with severe mental illness reported childhood physical and/or sexual abuse.

These stats will be tackled by a mental health clinician, meeting clients where they are to provide understanding and therapeutic services and help them work through any baggage from their past that may hinder their ability to transform into the person they want to become.

Office based individual therapy will be offered as well as telemental health services for those who do not wish or are not ready to be seen in an office setting.  Potential clients will be assessed for appropriateness of office based and/or telemental health services with clinician before any appointment is made.  Potential clients can call or email T.A.V.E.R.N. Health and Wellness, LLC for a consultation.  Established clients will have the option to submit appointment requests to their clinician’s calendar via a HIPAA compliant website, secure email, or by phone.

Treatment Modalities

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Client-Centered Therapy

  • Grief Counseling

  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)/Tapping

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Integrative Therapy

  • Mindfulness

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Person-Centered Therapy

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Strength-Based Therapy

  • Trauma Focused Therapy

  • Telemental Health


  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Crisis Management

  • Depression

  • Military Counseling/Culture

  • PTSD/Trauma

  • Stress Management

Service Age Range:

10 – 50 years old

Fitness/Nutrition Coaching

According to a statistical report on obesity from 2017, Missouri has the 17th highest adult obesity rate in the nation and the 32nd highest for youth ages 10-17.  Missouri is not alone in its battle with obesity.

As a result of nationwide struggles, the wellness industry has gained prominence over the past decade and people are beginning to see the need for investing in a wellness plan on a continuous basis.  Studies show that those who engage in a fitness/wellness routine are more likely to have increased productive at work compared to their counterparts who did not, more engaged with their families and are overall healthier and happier individuals.

Consultations and guidance will be offered to aid clients with their physical health – providing examples of meal plans, developing fitness routines, and/or providing physical training services.  Referrals for Registered Dieticians/Nutritionists will be provided, as necessary.  Lifestyle changes will be suggested and supported to improve clients’ health.  Clients will also be helped to sort through nutritional information and given solid scientific information through all modes of media.

Clients will have the option to receive a personalized meal plan or an overall recommendation based on height, weight, and desired outcomes.  In addition to meal planning, clients can schedule one on one shopping trips to learn better shopping habits and what to look for on nutrition labels